Monday, August 23, 2010
The thing is, I want summer to go away. In fact I am at that "I loath you summer, you need to leave before I feel the need to move to Alaska (if it's actually cooler there), and before I decide to pelt you with ripe, mushy tomatoes next year" point in the season. It's not like it's an unusual thing for me to hate summer, and it's not all of summer I hate, it's just the heat and the clothes that cover not enough, the fact that the weeds in my garden can grow so bloody fast and that I have to sunscreen my kids every 15 seconds to prevent a sunburn, and who can forget the fact that when it's hot outside and my sandal clad toes (which will NEVER have socks with said sandals) hit the sunshine they develop awesome white blisters in a matter of 20 minutes, that I resent.
When summer first arrives, I'm glad it's here -sort of. I mean, I'm glad that the kids can go swimming, that there is summer fruits and veggies available and that the girls look so cute in their shorts and tank tops. But after 24 hours of the super hot weather, I'm annoyed. We don't have air conditioning, and while our house isn't as hot as some, it's still pretty hot. It means that we have all the fans on, and still we don't sleep well. The mosquitos like to rock summer and I figure, any season that comes with the worlds most annoying bugs cannot be all that good.
What I really love is fall. Autumn, the cooler months. In fact, if the whole year could be Fall to Spring, Fall to Spring, I'd be thrilled. The fall brings crisp mornings and warm afternoons. You can still wear a t-shirt and jeans without feeling sweat trickled down the backs of your knees. You can go for a walk, even soak up the rays, and there are a few days in there that it's warm enough to do those summer outside things. But the evenings are cool, everyone sleeps well. The bugs begin to die and dinners are cooked in the oven, leaving you feeling warm and mushy.
Then there is rain, and while sometimes I'll complain about rain, for the most part I love it (unless of course I'm supposed to be going somewhere with the kids and it's pouring down rain then I don't so much love it). The sound of it, the fact that everything gets a drink and fire season becomes a thing of the past. The leaves change colours and our apple trees stop leaving mushy apple sauce all over the driveway. Also, did I mention fall fashions are my FAVOURITE! Jeans and cozy sweaters, dress pants with long sleeve cardigans and camis, not a pair of shorts or swimsuit in sight!
Spring too, really rockes the wheel barrow. I mean, you get new flowers, warm mornings and the days are slightly longer. The rain comes, but so do the new leaves on the trees and the birds come homes.